Average Weather in April in Sandoná Colombia
Daily high temperatures are around 74°F, rarely falling below 70°F or exceeding 77°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 59°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 61°F.
For reference, on September 7, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sandoná typically range from 56°F to 75°F, while on July 28, the coldest day of the year, they range from 56°F to 74°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in April
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The month of April in Sandoná experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 88% to 82%.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 18% of the time.
For reference, on March 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 90%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 42%.
Cloud Cover Categories in April
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sandoná, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 49% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 52% on November 5, and its lowest chance is 11% on August 14.
Probability of Precipitation in April
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April in Sandoná is essentially constant, remaining about 3.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 6.5 inches or falling below 1.4 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 3.9 inches on April 14.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April in Sandoná, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 12 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month in Sandoná is 6:09 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 6:02 AM on April 30.
The latest sunset is 6:17 PM on April 1 and the earliest sunset is 6 minutes earlier at 6:11 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Sandoná during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:05 AM and sets 12 hours, 12 minutes later, at 6:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:06 AM and sets 12 hours, 3 minutes later, at 6:09 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sandoná is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in April
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Sandoná is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 3.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on July 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour, while on April 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.2 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during April is 3.2 miles per hour on April 5.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in Sandoná are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in April
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Sandoná are increasing during April, increasing by 438°F, from 1,318°F to 1,757°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sandoná is essentially constant during April, remaining around 4.7 kWh throughout.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sandoná are 1.286 deg latitude, -77.469 deg longitude, and 5,702 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sandoná contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,930 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,870 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,640 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,469 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sandoná is covered by trees (43%), cropland (23%), grassland (20%), and shrubs (15%), within 10 miles by trees (39%) and cropland (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (56%) and cropland (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sandoná year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Sandoná is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Sandoná, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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